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Victoria (B.C.) Aerial views
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[Coast Guard ships]

News footage. Footage of the Coast Guard vessels "Camsell" (at dock) and "Canmar Explorer" (in drydock). Includes aerial shots of Esquimalt dockyard, Esquimalt and Greater Victoria.

Dinner for Miss Creeden

The item is an Industrial film on colour print made in 1947. It is a film about the growth of B.C. Electric from 1906 to 1946, built around the story of stenographer Flossie Creeden, the first female office employee of the company. Footage includes: Goldstream power plant, Vancouver natural gas facilities, BC Electric Railway lines in Fraser Valley, Stave Falls generator plant, Alouette Lake and Ruskin plants, 1939 royal visit, BCE employee's newsletter, A.E. Grauer family at home, office scenes, plans & construction at Bridge River project, BCE employee's service in World Wars I & II and BCE streetcar and trolley bus services.

Jim Ryan fonds

  • PR-2163
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1995

The fonds consists of photographs and other records from 1908 to ca. 1995, created or collected by Jim Ryan in the course of his career as a photographer. There are approximately 105,738 photographs, mostly black and white and colour negatives, but also including prints, slides and glass slides. The fonds also includes textual records consisting of news stories, copies of Ryan's publications, a few letters and other such material. The majority of the photographs were taken in the Victoria area and include images of the harbour, the city, buildings, events and parks. There are many photographs of British Columbia politicians, notably W.A.C. Bennett, as well as distinguished visitors, federal and local politicians. There are also photographs of local characters, children and ordinary people. Although most of the photographs were taken in the Victoria area, there are occasional images taken in other areas of Vancouver Island as well as some of Ryan's travel photographs. Some of the earliest material relates to World War I and may be Ryan family photographs or items that Ryan collected out of interest.

The fonds also includes motion picture film material, including completed films, production elements, news stories shot for television, and selected reels of footage.

Ryan, Jim, 1920-1998

Stock shot files

The series consists of images shot by Destrubé Photography and retained for future sale to and use by clients as stock images. Subject matter includes aerial views of Greater Victoria and Vancouver Island locations; BC Ferries vessels and other ships; people at work in various industries; views of the Queen Charlotte Islands; and “scenic heritage” (cemeteries, ghost towns. old buildings, etc.)

[This is Canada]

Travelogue. Impressions of Canada as seen by an American couple travelling from Newfoundland to BC, a sports fisherman, an American schoolboy and a landscape painter. BC footage includes views of Mt. Robson, Vancouver and Victoria; fishing at Amethyst Lake in the Thompson Valley; logging for pulpwood (including falling, trucking of logs, log jam being cleared with explosives); totem poles at Kitwanga.

View from the top of St. Andrew's Cathedral, looking north east

Item consists of a mount of one aerial photograph taken from the top of St. Andrew's Catholic Cathedral. Yates Street is in the foreground. "T.S. McLaughlin Manfc. of Fine Carriages" shop is at 816 Yates. The Metropolitan Methodist Church on Pandora and Quadra streets is at the centre of the photo. "Jones & Co." and "Photo" are written in pencil below the photograph. "To Mr. Willard Ireland. Parliament Bldgs." is written on the verso in blue ink.